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Proposed Requirement for Safety Certification Label for U.S. Trucks Withdrawn

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a proposal to require U.S.-domiciled motor carriers engaged in interstate commerce to use only commercial motor vehicles that display a certification label affixed by the vehicle manufacturer or a DOT registered importer indicating that the vehicle (a) satisfied all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards in effect at the time of manufacture or (b) has been modified to meet those standards and legally imported by an RI. FMCSA states that it is taking this action because commenters raised substantive issues that have led it to conclude that it would be inappropriate to move forward with a final rule based on the proposal. Instead, FMCSA has determined that it can most effectively ensure that motor carriers maintain the safety equipment and features provided by the FMVSSs through enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

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